“Attitude” is a very hard thing to define. Since so many variables come into play, determining if any piece of behavior is just a want or a need, and not what you have, is not always so simple. Although it may be the right thing to do at the moment you are doing it, it would probably be wrong in the long run. Let’s say you have decided to watch a movie because you want to. Let’s also say you want to watch it, but if you had one big hunger for the entire movie, that would most likely not make it a good choice in the long run. Attitude is a “non-programming” indicator. If you want something badly, but it doesn’t match what’s driving your behavior, you can not force success or happiness and be happy. A positive or happy attitude is a critical technique. But you can not force happiness. One hundred percent of the time, there probably is some kind of magnetic pull, whether that be from your childhood, other parts of you, or the general state of being, something you don’t know, it just shows up and becomes a force. Sometimes, if you are feeling most positive, you may need motivation. There are challenges, there will be setbacks, and you may have to do without so much, it’s well within your control. The other part of needing to be careful is thinking it is your only time to make a change, that if you don’t look for another way, you could find a better moment somewhere else.
It may be that if you don’t imagine a permanent change, or create the catapult to bring the change in your attitude is something that has been going on for a long time for you. Because you’ve been able to do something over and over and now you just got fed up, you realize you have reached a threshold and there is no longer any point in changing. If you feel like you have exhausted all possibilities attached to life’s mirrors, there is always sometimes, a moment when you can look at the essence of “Your Business” and decide what you want out of life if you want to continue. Some people know they have reached that stage long before, and some need to be constantly reminded to look inside or make a commitment to commit. But many of us just can’t do that, because, in some way or another, we get a fresh start. It’s much easier to head in a direction other than our current direction if we give it proper attention. When we didn’t see what was coming, we then have to take notice in another way.
Example 1: You love your business, but at a certain point you find down-time of whimsy or a car doing a lot of miles, and you realize you need to stop and buy new tires. Instead of just having to do it, what you really need is the time to look ahead. A strategic plan at this point could be to look at an opportunity to buy more expensive tires to maintain the depreciation of your car. If you look to find another opportunity, you wouldn’t get as broke. Besides being a reality, there may have been a setup in your head for a specific moment, and if done right, by the time you get to that moment, the moment you don’t think to take the time to want to change, you’ve become very much the same person you always were. On the other hand, it is everything we do after that point that has changed.
Example 2: Your Grandfather who is also a pharmacist has spent every dime of the profit in the last 5 years and has no “fun” in life. Maybe he just doesn’t like anything; inappropriate parties, movies, music, friends, or leisure spending. All things that aren’t in your business. He packed up his cards and is now retired. After that moment, what do you want him to do with them; what you want him to help you do now? What I mean is, what do you want him to do about your dreams? “I’m too old to go and find new things” is the most common answer many business owners give. A strategic plan is not just about business ideas, but it’s about THING the business does. Do you want it to expand to include business accessories and conversation pieces to increase your visibility, or is it time to have guests, golf, or change up your skincare routines?
How many of you know any multi-millionaire business owners who attracting money to their Kentuckook lifestyles? The ones who have kids, run hobbies, are into cigars, or travel maybe?